Imps Hold Tigers By The Tails

The Song I’ve got a Tiger by the tail, made famous by Buck Evan’s in 1964 sums this one up perfectly. Would-be Sincil Saviour Gary Simpson and Impdom, hearts in mouths, have been on an emotional roller-coaster these last few years. But ours is a love affair and a road that will never run smooth akin to the soulful side of the country and Western genre, that  is in reality the White man’s blues.  Simmo, is mindful  unquestionably right, to suggest Stockport’s survival is in Hyde’s interests as the Hatters took 1700 there new years day. So the question is, is it job done for Scott McNiven’s consolidation achieving Tigers, or will they to do their bit to keep a lucrative Cheshire derby for next season? Scott’s change from an attacking 4-3-3 in January, to a traditional 4-4-2, saw an upturn in form despite the odd hammering at Kidderminster (0-4), Alfreton (1-5), Gateshead (0-3) and Nuneaton (1-3) last week.  So this game could be high-scoring either way with Jevons and Blinkhorn up front.

A warm welcome to The  Tigers visiting the site for the first time, have you signed our 3 up 3 down petition HERE yet? Thank you for reading the Form of the Foe courtesy of Neil Gentleman-Hobbs 

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Saturday  20th April K.O 17:15 pm

GROUND GUIDE

Away Fans Pricing Adults £14  Cons £7
U16 £4  Tinkers Passage End Terrace (Cap 1200)

Concessions apply to Over 65′s 

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Hyde sit 15th, three points above the Imps, by virtue of two more wins and two more defeats. The aim in this first season in the BSP was one of consolidation,  following promotion from the BSN, Scott McNiven can be mighty proud of this achievement  although doing his bit to keep that lucrative Cheshire derby for next season, will ensure the Tigers will be roaring on Saturday.

BSP Standings 17/4/13

POS TEAM P W D L F A GD PTS
1 up 8 Mansfield Town 45 29 5 11 91 52 39 92
2 up 11 Kidderminster Harriers 45 27 9 9 78 40 38 90
15 down 15 Hyde FC 45 16 7 22 62 70 -8 55
16 down 16 Nuneaton 45 13 15 17 54 63 -9 54
17 down 17 Southport 45 14 12 19 71 83 -12 54
18 down 18 Lincoln City 45 14 11 20 61 72 -11 53
19 up 1 Gateshead 45 12 16 17 56 61 -5 52
20 down 4 Tamworth 45 14 10 21 53 68 -15 52
21 down 21 Stockport County 45 13 11 21 57 72 -15 50
22 down 7 Barrow 45 11 13 21 45 82 -37 46
23 down 1 Ebbsfleet United 44 8 15 21 55 85 -30 39
24 down 24 AFC Telford United 45 6 17 22 52 75 -23 35

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Likely Team & scheme

Scott McNiven favours 4-4-2  

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1 Carnell

7 Poole 35 Williams 5 Ashworth 23 Dennis

22 Hogan 6 Browne 30 Milligan 11 Almond

10 Jevons 20 Blinkhorn

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 The Tigers’ Form

Not unlike ourselves, April has failed to compete with a fabulous March for the Tigers. The home form has been particularly impressive with 4 wins and one defeat from the last 5. Ex-Imp Louis Almond will be a particular threat down their left.

Recent Results (last game 1st) Results breakdown
Nuneaton 3                    
Hyde 1   G W D L F A GD Pts Position
Hyde 1 Home  22 9 5 8 34 36 8 32 14
Ebbsfleet 0 Away  23 7 2 14 28 44 -16 23 18
Hyde 1 Overall  45 16 7 22 62 70 1 55 15
Braintree 2 The last 5′s
Barrow 1   G W D L F A GD Pts Position
Hyde 1 Overall 5 2 1 2 6 6 0 7 12
Hyde 2 Home  5 4 0 1 9 3 6 12 3
Wrexham 0 Away 5 2 1 2 6 9 -3 7 10
Hyde 2 Form By Month
Cambridge 1   G W D L F A GD Pts Position
Hereford 1 February 7 1 1 5 6 16 -10 4 19
Hyde 2 March 7 5 0 2 11 7 4 15 3
April 4 1 2 4 6 -2 4 16

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 Ker-ching £££

Highest Home Gate 2540 Stockport
Lowest home gate 385 Ebbsfleet
Average Home Gate 805  
Total Turnstile Clicks 16,100  

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Heroes & Villains

       
Heroes Goals   Assists
Jevons 15 Browne 7
Spencer 11 Blinkhorn 5
Blinkhorn 6 Spencer 5
Brown 6 Griffin 4
Almond  4 4 lads on 3
Villains Yellows   Reds
Tomsett 9 Griffin 2
Browne 7 Pearson 
Ashworth 5 Sedgwick
Lomax 5 Brizell  1
Brizell/Cassidy 4 Tomsett
YELLOWS 56  REDS 6

Hyde Logo.png Keeper corner – David Carnell

Games Sub Conceded Saves Mins Played Clean sheets Mins per goal Yc’s Rc’s
30 0 42 142 2700 7 64 1 0
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Posted on April 19, 2013, in Relegation Reprieve 2012/13, The Form of The Foe, Writers - Neil Gentleman-Hobbs and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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